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Rep. Jeffries, Mothers of the Movement and Community Leaders Demand Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD Fire Officers Who Killed Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, stood with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham, Kirsten John Foy of the National Action Network and Mark Winston-Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement Center to demand […]

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Rep. Jeffries Demands Increased Federal Resources to Secure Local Park Where Jogger Karina Vetrano Was Gruesomely Murdered

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, asking for enhanced security patrols and other measures to protect residents who visit Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach. On August 2, Karina Vetrano, an area resident, was brutally […]

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Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Republican Rep. Tom Marino Propose Copyright Claims Board to Help Artists Protect Their Life’s Work

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of […]

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Rep. Jeffries Selected for House Task Force on Police-Community Relations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Trayvon Martin’s Killer Being Able to Profit from the Grizzly Killing that Took the 17-year Old Unarmed Boy’s Life

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life: “Trayvon Martin’s cold-blooded killer should […]

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U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urge City Hall to Increase Support for the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly support a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program is a crucial first step in the careers of thousands of young people across New York City. […]

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Reps. Jeffries, Gowdy, Butterfield, & Collins Lead Bipartisan Effort to Eliminate Deadly Synthetic Drug Abuse

Washington, DC –A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Trey Gowdy (SC-4) , G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) and Chris Collins (NY-27),  have introduced a bill designed to measure and mitigate the detrimental effects of synthetic drugs across America. The Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2016, H.R. 5020, would require the […]

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Rep. Jeffries statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court: “Merrick Garland is a highly-qualified nominee with an impeccable professional background and judicial temperament. His life’s journey is a classic embodiment of the American dream. […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama’s New Executive Actions on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer: “With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place. Over the past decade, more than 100,000 […]